Reviews

Dinner review: La Famiglia

Dinner review: La Famiglia

Vicky Mulligan discovers a taste of Italy on the Northumbrian coast When was the last time you had really good arancini? I can tell you when I did – Naples, August 2006, a backstreet ristorante, all checked tablecloths, chianti bottle ...

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Coffee stop: PureKnead

Coffee stop: PureKnead

Dean Bailey stops off at PureKnead, Whitley Bay Park View in Whitley Bay has come a long way since I used to get my hair cut at Graham’s down the road. It’s not that long ago you would have struggled ...

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Lunch review: Bradley Gardens

Lunch review: Bradley Gardens

Dean Bailey celebrates the arrival of summer at Bradley Gardens Given the chance of eating al fresco rather than al desko, you know what we’ll choose – and when the heat is on, an outdoor table overlooking the land from ...

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Pub review: Meet me at the corner

Pub review: Meet me at the corner

Jessica Angus sits down to lunch at The Dyke Neuk near Morpeth For years a food destination, it is fair to say The Dyke Neuk has of late been through a dark patch. Indeed, it was in danger of becoming ...

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Coffee stop: Barn happy

Coffee stop: Barn happy

Jane Pikett stops off at the Tea Barn If there’s one thing I like, it’s a really good plant nursery. That, and a tea room with really good cakes, wraps, homemade burgers, lovely afternoon teas and the like, housed in ...

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A cut above

A cut above

Dean Bailey heads to Porterhouse, Fenwick, Newcastle The appetite team does long lunches really well (there aren’t many perks here… honest!) and we love the Fenwick Food Hall, so the promise of the finest steaks in town on a wet ...

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Dinner fit for a duke

Dinner fit for a duke

Dean Bailey heads to Wynyard Hall for a Monday night treat I hate Asda on Mondays. Actually, I think I hate Asda every day, it’s just Mondays are the worst of them all. So despite traffic chaos caused by winds stronger ...

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Vegging out on Sunday

Vegging out on Sunday

A magician with meat, game and fish, chef Rhian Craddock is now making vegan food mainstream at The Feathers Inn. Jane Pikett puts Sunday lunch to the test I’m at a loss to understand why it’s taken us so long ...

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Well worth shouting about

Well worth shouting about

Dean Bailey heads to Newcastle to find a restaurant that does away with distractions and lets the food do the talking Stroll down Jesmond Road in one of Newcastle’s leafiest suburbs, and nine times out of 10 you’ll miss The ...

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